Welcome to Rat Control of Charleston! We are South Carolina rodent control specialists. Our specialty is rat and mouse control. Our special 32-point process is the single most effective method in the
country for permanently solving rodent problems inside houses and buildings. We are not a typical pest control Charleston rodent exterminator company that treats rodents in a similar way to insects, with repeated monthly
or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing
shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem
is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Charleston Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
us a call any time to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.
Charleston Rat Removal Tip: Do rats make good pets ?
Before choosing to have a rat as a pet or diving in to find out if they can be pets or not, it is important to know that they are considered to be wild animals in some places and for that reason, a permit would be required before keeping one as a pet. Rats are closely related to hamsters only that they are not half as pretty as the latter.
Rats are unfortunately classified as dirty little animals that can cause nothing but destruction wherever they go. This may not always be the case however, rats can also be clean. The one reason why rats may qualify to be taken in as pets is because they are quite smart which means that they can be taught and trained. The whole essence of having a pet is so that as an owner you can have a companion. No one wants to have a dirty companion that will wreak havoc in their home and cause diseases.
The only way to ensure that you have a friendly environment where the rat can coexist with people as pets is to train them on where to leave their droppings and urine. This will solve at least half of your problems because they are big on leaving droppings and their urine smells awful. Providing them with a regular supply of food and training them to eat at specific times will help solve their nibbling problem and prevent them from causing damage to furniture, clothes and other items that they would normally chew into.
Rats also hardly ever bite and for that reason they can be really amicable to be around. This means you can play with them and interact with them quite easily unless they feel like they are being threatened in any way, in which case they might just swing into defense mode and attack someone.
Rats are extremely smart and that is why they can find their way around mazes. This intelligence makes it easy to train them into doing specific things and following certain routines that make for a good pet.
The only unfortunate thing about having a rat for a pet is the fact that they have really short life spans, quite contrary to other pets like dogs or cats. They will only be alive for two years or maybe three, after which they die sooner or later. This can be prolonged through care by feeding them the recommended foods and getting them to exercise as often as possible to keep them in tip top shape.
Taking them to the veterinary doctor for some preemptive treatments will also help to prolong their life cycle significantly. Taking them to the veterinary doctor for regular checkups will also help catch any diseases early enough and treat them appropriately.
Rats can be pets, as unlikely as they are and they can be really good pets for that matter. Buying them from a pet store or rescuing them from a shelter are one of the ways in which they can be acquired.